Best Svend Danish Modern Salt and Pepper Mill Set, 6.9”h


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Our beautiful Danish Modern mills were inspired by celebrated Danish artist, Svend Hammershoi. In case you were catching z’s in art history class, Svend made his mark as a Danish ceramist in the early 1900s. One of Svend’s favorite details was the ceramic groove. (But of course, you knew that!)

Our Best Svend Mill Set features cast, ridged ceramic tops fitted onto well-honed wooden bases of lightly finished oak. The set includes one Svend with a White Ceramic Top and one with a Slate Gray Ceramic Top. 

Like all of our mills, they’re built with top-of-the-line ceramic CrushGrind mechanisms. (The grinder part.) We won't sell anything else. Easily tune the grind from fine to coarse with the adjustable dial. The mills grind salt, pepper and spices too. Only the color of the ceramic tops are different. 

To load, simply hold the bottom of the mill with one hand and pull the ceramic top straight up and off.

If you are looking to buy the mills individually, click here for the White Svend Mill and here for the Slate Gray Svend Mill.

Our Svend mills are casual, yet elegant. They’ll look equally good on your dining table as they do on your kitchen table.

What’s more, they come nicely boxed for gift giving.

Just say Svend!

  • Oak base and Ceramic top
  • Grinds whole peppercorns, salt, spices or dried herbs
  • Ceramic top removes for easy filling
  • Adjustable coarseness setting using dial on bottom
  • Danish designed ceramic CrushGrind grinding mechanism
  • 6.9"h x 2.5"dia. at base
  • Ceramic top is 2"h x 2.3"dia.

To clean, use a damp cloth for ceramic top. The ceramic top is not dishwasher safe.

The oak portion of the mill has been oiled; it may be re-oiled with olive oil as necessary.

Grind coarse salt to help clean out oils from spices. For a more thorough cleaning, unscrew gray dial on bottom, remove the ceramic cone and soak in hot water. Make sure the cone is completely dry (24 hours) prior to reattaching to mill.

Do not substitute other peppercorn or salt brands in place of Reluctant because you know I’ll find out. Do not pass go.


Regular Non-Rush Delivery starts at just $3.95. It's very reasonable.

It's darn fast too. Almost all orders arrive in just a few days.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Would hate for you to be unhappy. The world has enough unhappiness. We're here to make you happy. Okedoke?

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Svend salt and pepper grinders

Love these so far. Used WMBounds grinders for years and they were good, but these CrushGrind mechanisms work precisely for the size grind you need. These have been awesome to use so far!

Salt and pepper

Love the grinders. Now looking for engraved “S” & “P” so we know what is where!

Salt and Pepper shakers

These are wonderful. I love this little company.

Super mill set

The Best Svend Danish salt and pepper mill set are beautiful and work wonderfully. I’m extremely satisfied with my purchase, and as usual, the service from Reluctant Trading was great!

salt and pepper mills

We recently had a problem with a pepper mill that was faulty (it was a totally different mill that they no longer sell). We were totally satisfied with the The Reluctant Trading Experiment’s very swift and effective efforts to resolve the issue. We’ve purchased various salt and pepper mill sets from this company over the last year or so and been been impressed with the overall quality of their products. It is rare these days to get both quality products and the excellent service that this company offers. We have no hesitation in highly recommending this company.

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